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The Lion King

TokyoCurrently playing a long-running production
at the Shiki Theatre NATSU
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Introduction

THE LION KING – the king of musicals which captivates audiences around the world

THE LION KING is an epic musical that plays out under the blazing sun on the plains of Africa, on the theme of the “Circle of Life.”

It premiered on New York’s Broadway in 1997. In addition to winning the Tony Award for Best Musical, the world’s largest theatrical award, the show won Tony Awards in five other categories: Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design in a Musical, Best Lighting Design in a Musical, and Best Costume Design in a Musical, and caused an unprecedented craze from its initial opening.

The person most instrumental in igniting this phenomenon was the genius theatrical director, Julie Taymor. Through her direction, Disney’s worldwide smash-hit animated feature film, The Lion King, was transformed into an epic musical that was full to the brim with originality and artistic quality.

The show features music by the pop-world virtuoso, Elton John, and lyrics by the eminent musical songwriter, Tim Rice. Eight new songs, which were not in the original movie, were added for the stage version.

The Japanese production of THE LION KING made its premiere in 1998. Following the original production on Broadway, it was the first international production of this title, and opened at the Shiki Theatre HARU, one of Shiki Theatre Company’s exclusive theatres. Since then, the show has enjoyed long and successful runs in Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Sapporo. In 2015, THE LION KING passed the milestone of a cumulative total of 10,000 performances in Japan. The show continues to set unprecedented records even today.

This thrilling and moving experience will exceed your every expectation—please take the opportunity to enjoy it together with your family and loved ones.

Story

A young lion prince is born in Africa, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill King Mufasa and Prince Simba, thus making himself King. The King is killed and Simba is led to believe by Scar that it was his fault, and so flees the kingdom in shame. After years of exile he is persuaded to return home to overthrow the usurper and claim the kingdom as his own thus completing the "Circle of Life".

In the vast African savanna, a young lion prince, Simba, is born and the baboon Rafiki greets King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. Every animal gathered to celebrate him, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Time passes, Mufasa tells Simba that everything is connected and affected every other living creature and being a king, you have to understand the Circle of Life. Scar conspires with the hyenas to kill Mufasa and Simba to become himself a King. Scar convinces Simba that his father's death was his fault, as Mufasa died trying to save him, and that he should flee the Pride Lands. As Simba runs, Scar orders the hyenas to chase and kill Simba. He exiles with Timon, the meerkat and Pumbaa, the warthog, however, a drought has hit the Pride Land under Scar's tyrannical rule. With Nala's suppoort, Simba decides to return to Pride Rock to confront Scar. Simba corners Scar on the top of Oride Rock, where Scar begs for his life and blames everything on the hyenas. The battle finally ended, Simba's friends come forward and acknowledge Simba as the new king. The animals gather at the call of their new king and celebrate the continuing "Circle of Life".

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Seat Chart

Seat Chart

Price

SeatAdultFamily Zone(※)
(Child)
Student
S110,800yen
S10,800yen5,400yen
A18,640yen4,320yen
A28,640yen4,320yen
A8,640yen4,320yen
B6,480yen
C3,240yen

※ Child(Family zone)・・・Age range from 3 to 12 years old children

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